Estonian robotics company Milrem launches autonomous ground surveillance system

Estonian robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics will launch a new autonomous ground intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system THeMIS Observe which will be demonstrated during the fourth demonstration of the iMUGS project in Belgium.

The THeMIS Observe is based on Milrem’s THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle and integrated with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment from various leaders in their fields, the company said in a statement.

The system includes a camera from Hensoldt, radar from Thales, acoustic gunfire detection and a rapid obscuration system from Rheinmetall. The system can also be equipped with a lightweight remote-controlled firing station.

“The combination of these systems allows units to perform multi-sensor identification on a single platform and react faster on emerging targets,” said Captain Jüri Padjust, director of defense research at Milrem. .

Additionally, the unit is equipped with a kit developed by Milrem that enables autonomous functions such as navigation with obstacle detection and avoidance, the company added.

THeMIS Observe in action.

Developing a European standardized unmanned ground system

The THeMIS Observe will be demonstrated at the demonstration of the European Commission-funded iMUGS project in Belgium in June.

The iMUGS project aims to develop a European standardized unmanned ground system. During the project, a modular and scalable architecture for hybrid manned and unmanned systems will be developed in order to standardize an ecosystem on a European scale.

Milrem Robotics is a robotics and autonomous systems developer and integrator, founded in Estonia. The company is known for its THeMIS and Multiscope unmanned ground vehicles and the Type-X robotic combat vehicle. The first two are intended respectively for the support of dismounted soldiers and for civilian use; the Type-X is a wingman for mechanized units.

The THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle has already been acquired by 13 countries, eight of which are NATO members, according to the company.

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